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Louis J. Hazam Papers

Abstract

Title:
Louis J. Hazam Papers
Author/Creator:
Hazam, Louis J.
Collection number:
99-35
Size:
4.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1945-1951
Inclusive dates:
1937-1971, and undated
Collection Area:
Library of American Broadcasting
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Louis J. Hazam (1911-1983) began his career as a writer and producer for radio and television in 1933, when he wrote commercials for the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. From 1938 to 1945, Mr. Hazam was a scriptwriter for the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1947, he was hired by NBC News, where he wrote and produced television programs and specials. Mr. Hazam won many awards during his career. The collection consists of scripts from Mr. Hazam's career as a writer and producer for radio and television productions, as well as five photographs and one transcription disc which are stored separately.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

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The collection is open for research use.

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Louis J. Hazam Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/4922
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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Louis J. Hazam, Television Writer and Producer, (1911-1983) was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 3, 1911 to George and Afifi (Habeeb) Hazam. He graduated from Columbia University in 1933 and after graduation wrote commercials for the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. Mr. Hazam married Ruby Gene Hymer in 1939. They had two children, Nancy Lynn and Chad Thomas.

From 1938 to 1945, Mr. Hazam was a scriptwriter for the U. S. Department of the Interior. By 1945 he was writing for radio and television and continued until 1949. He started his career in television in 1947 when he was hired as a consultant for NBC News. In this capacity he wrote and produced television productions for NBC's coverage of the 1952, 1956 and 1960 national political conventions.

After covering the inauguration of President Eisenhower, Mr. Hazam worked on the 1956 series, March of Medicine, which was the first program to show a surgical operation, the birth of a baby, and the first to visit a mental hospital. March of Medicine was the first television program to win an Albert Lasker Medical Journalism Award. Mr. Hazam's biography of Vincent Van Gogh, based on his letters, Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait, won both Peabody and Emmy awards in 1962.

Mr. Hazam's productions were known for their exotic locales and original locations. His production, Shakespeare: Soul of an Age, for instance, was filmed in England Scotland, Wales and France and The River Nile was filmed from the river's source in the Mountains of the Moon in Central Africa to its mouth at the Mediterranean. For Michelangelo: The Last Giant, film crews went to Florence, Siena, Bologna, Rome and Milan.

His productions were also noted for not employing actors. He is quoted as saying, "I don't believe in using actors in documentaries. It lends a note of falsity. A documentary is supposed to be a reflection of truth, of actuality as much as possible." He used many noted actors as narrators for his documentaries, including Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Peter Ustinov, and Raymond Massey.

As producer and writer for NBC News, Mr. Hazam's television specials include: NBC coverage of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, (1953); March of Medicine (series) (1956); Way of the Cross, (1960); Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait, U. S. #1: American Profile, Japan: East Is West, (1961); The River Nile, Shakespeare: Soul of An Age, Polaris Submarine: Journal of an Undersea Voyage, (1962); Greece, The Golden Age, (1963); John F. Kennedy Remembered, Orient Express, American Spectacle, (1964); The Capitol: Chronicle of Freedom, (1965); Michelangelo, The Last Giant, part I, (1965), part II, (1966); The National Gallery of Art, (1967); The Art Game, (1968); Sahara, (1969); and Venice Be Damned, (1972).

Mr. Hazam won many awards during his career. They include the: Christopher Award, 1961; George Foster Peabody Award, 1962; Emmy Award, 1962 and 1972; bronze award, 1962, and first place documentary award, 1963, Venice Film Festival; Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1963, 1964, and 1966. He was decorated by King Constantine of Greece for his production, Greece: The Golden Age, in 1963.

Mr. Hazam died on September 6, 1983, at age 72, from heart and kidney ailments.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Louis J. Hazam Papers spans the years from 1937 to 1971. The collection consists of scripts from Mr. Hazam's career as a writer and producer for radio and television productions. There are also five photographs (5) from the collection that are housed with the Library of American Broadcasting photo collection. One transcription disc of the radio program, "An American Prayer," third version, presented by the United States Department of the Interior, has been housed with other audio materials in the Library of American Broadcasting. Handwritten on the sleeve of this recording are the words, "About 1944."

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Radio Scripts, 1937-1954 (3.75 linear feet)

This series contains scripts Mr. Hazam wrote and produced for radio. They include scripts for commercials, such as Fleischmann's Yeast and Lux Flakes for Lux Radio Theatre; scripts for radio series, such as: America Grows Up (NBC, 1938), Home Is What You Make It (NBC, 1945-48), Living (NBC, 1948-52), and scripts for plays and programs, such as: Let There Be Light, (1947), Flag Day 52 (1952), Cuba, Pearl of the Antilles, (1942); Johnny 100,000 (undated), One in a Million (1952), and Reba Resolves, or Girl Meets Culture (undated).

In the series, Home Is What You Make It, many famous actors appeared on the programs at one time or another. Included are: Art Carney, Melvyn Douglas and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. According to Mr. Hazam, "Home is What You Make It was a womens series on NBC in 1945-46 and was not succeeding when we took it over as a writer under contract to NBC. We were permitted change anything but the horrible title--and did. Indeed, the whole character of the show changed to dramatic documentary; sometimes pure drama." Home Is What You Make It was also broadcast as a series of the NBC University of the Air.

Living, which ran from 1948-1952 was the successor to Home Is What You Make It and was a weekly documentary series. "It was free of any duty to Home Economics subject matter and could scan the whole horizon of man's interest and problems." Ben Grauer was the narrator of many episodes and some scripts were co-authored with Wade Arnold.

A description of each script is as follows:

Lux Radio Theatre commercials, circa 1937-38. Eleven commercials for Lux Toilet Soap and Lux Flakes for hose, woolens, and other washables.

Visiting Nurse, radio program series, circa 1937-38. History, synopses, chronology, background materials and three scripts for series produced by McCann-Erickson.

The Adventures of the Little Tin Soldier, radio program series, 1938. One script for series produced by Lang-Worth. No attribution to Mr. Hazam.

Fleischmann's Yeast Program, radio program series, 1938. One script of program of February 28, 1938, which includes story #111 and two commercials.

America Grows Up, was a radio series Mr. Hazam wrote for the Horace Mann School of Columbia University and NBC in 1938. Included are lists of scripts completed, script ideas and six scripts for the series.

United States Department of the Interior, radio programs, created for the Radio Section of the Division of Information, 1939-1945. Seven scripts of which many have duplicate copies.

Building for Defense, radio program series, (undated) prepared for the Radio Division, Division of Information, of the National Defense Advisory Commission.

Fish and Wildlife Service, one script (2 copies) for program written for American Wildlife Institute and aired by the Mutual Broadcasting Service, June 30, 1949. Narrator: Frank Blair handwritten on script and broadcast from WOL in Washington, D.C..

Out Of This World, four variations of same script, one apparently written for The Armstrong Theatre of Today.

Home Is What You Make It, radio program series, NBC, 1945-1948, description and sixty-six scripts (episodes 47-166, some missing).

Living, radio documentary series, NBC, 1948-1952. Description and eighty-five scripts.

Let There Be Light, radio program series, 1947. One script (episode #70), produced by John M. Gunn, music by William Meeder for the Broadcasting and Film Commission, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

World Security Workshop, radio program series, ABC, 1947. One script (#24), prepared for ABC and United World Federalists, Inc., directed by Clark Andrews, with music under the direction of Josef Stopak, and including a talk by Cass Canfield. Broadcast on WJZ, April 24, 1947.

Judgment Day, prepared by the Shannon Allen Associates for the National Education Association of the United States for use during American Education Week, November 9-15, 1947.

The Passing of the Hickory Stick, one script for the National Education Association.

My Eyes Have Seen, one script for the Citizen's Welfare Committee (undated).

The Endless Frontier, radio program series, NBC, 1952. One script (#2), produced by Wade Arnold and directed by Fred Weihe, for NBC and the Health Information Foundation. Broadcast on WNBC and NBC, February 2, 1952. Raymond Massey was the narrator.

Cuba, Pearl of the Antilles, radio program, NBC, April 12, 1952. Script of the play produced by Doris Corwith and directed by Fred Weihe.

Mission for Mother, radio program, MBS, May 11, 1952. Script for play produced by Dorothy A. Kemble, directed by Chick Vincent and featuring Agnes Moorehead. Revision copy and final revision copy.

Flag Day '52, radio program, ABC, June 14, 1952. Two copies of script for play presented by the Pubic Affairs Department of ABC with the American Legion Auxiliary.

Johnny 100,000, radio program, ABC (undated). Script for play presented by ABC in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy associations of America.

One In A Million, radio play, ABC, 1952. Script for play, based on life story of U.S. tennis star, Bill Talbert, presented by ABC in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association.

The 100,000, radio program, NBC, October 2, 1954. Script produced by Wade Arnold and directed by Harry Frazee for NBC with cooperation of the Smith, Kline and French Laboratories for National Pharmacy Week.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #47 -- "Heritage of Home", 1945 series 1box 1folder 1
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #48 -- "New Ways with Babies and Runabouts", 1945 series 1box 1folder 2
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #50 -- "The Forgotten Age", 1945 series 1box 1folder 3
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #51 -- "Tomorrows Youth", 1945 series 1box 1folder 4
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #52 -- "The Daily Problem of Food", 1945 series 1box 1folder 5
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #53 -- "Thanksgiving Preview", 1945 series 1box 1folder 6
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #54 -- "One Month to Christmas", 1945 series 1box 1folder 7
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #55 -- "Your World Neighbors", 1945 series 1box 1folder 8
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #56 -- "But---Is It Over?", 1945 series 1box 1folder 9
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #57 -- "Lets Grow Up", 1945 series 1box 1folder 10
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #59 -- "Ring In The New", 1945 series 1box 1folder 11
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #60 -- "As Others See Us", 1945 series 1box 1folder 12
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #61 -- "Hows Our Health?, 1945 series 1box 1folder 13
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #62 -- "Budget, Budget", 1946 series 1box 1folder 14
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #64 -- "A Time to Stitch", 1946 series 1box 1folder 15
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #66 -- "Skeletons From Closets", 1946 series 1box 1folder 16
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #67 -- "Safe at Home", 1946 series 1box 1folder 17
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #69 -- "Marriage Is What You Make It", 1946 series 1box 1folder 18
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #70 -- "As Ye Sow", 1946 series 1box 1folder 19
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #71 -- "You Can Can - Scientifically", 1946 series 1box 1folder 20
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #72 -- "Radioprint for House Sensible", 1946 series 1box 1folder 21
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #72 -- "What About Prefabrication?, 1946 series 1box 1folder 22
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #74 -- "A More Livable Home", 1946 series 1box 1folder 23
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #74 -- "Promised-And On The Way", 1946 series 1box 1folder 24
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #75 -- "Lets Postwar Plan Our Communities", 1946 series 1box 1folder 25
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #76 -- "One World of Music", 1946 series 1box 1folder 26
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #78 -- "Tribute to Mother", 1946 series 1box 1folder 27
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #80 -- "Ride A Hobby", 1946 series 1box 1folder 28
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #81 -- "Summers Children", 1946 series 1box 1folder 29
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #81 -- "Time For Living", 1946 series 1box 1folder 30
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #83 -- "Future Indicative", 1946 series 1box 1folder 31
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #85 -- "Its A Small World", Home Around The World, 1946 series 1box 1folder 32
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #13; #98 -- "Peru", Home Around The World, 1946 series 1box 1folder 33
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #106 -- "Thanks To Thanksgiving", 1946 series 1box 1folder 34
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #110 -- "Suffer The Little Children", 1946 series 1box 1folder 35
Home Is What You Make It -- Episode #164 -- "Whos Your Doctor?", 1947 series 1box 1folder 36
Home Is What You Make It -- "Brazil", Home Around The World, 1947 series 1box 1folder 37
Living -- Episode #2 -- "The Mental State of the Nation", 1948 series 1box 1folder 38
Living -- Episode #3 -- "Of Rats and Men..., 1948 series 1box 1folder 39
Living -- Episode #4 -- "Silver Cords and Apron Strings", 1948 series 1box 1folder 40
Living -- Episode #5 -- "From A Gentleman in Mufti", 1948 series 1box 1folder 41
Living -- Episode #7 -- "As Europe Sees Us", 1948 series 1box 1folder 42
Living -- Episode #8 -- "USA -Growing Pains", 1948 series 1box 1folder 43
Living -- Episode #9 -- "Home, Broken Home", 1948 series 1box 1folder 44
Living -- Episode #10 -- "The National Juke Box", 1948 series 1box 1folder 45
Living -- Episode #10 -- "Portrait of Presidential Candidate, Sen. Robert A. Taft", 1948 series 1box 1folder 46
Living -- Episode #10 -- "Then and Now (V-E Day)", 1948 series 1box 1folder 47
Living -- "Stop That Racket", 1948 series 1box 1folder 48
Living -- Episode #14 -- "Freedom Is A Home-Made Thing", 1948 series 1box 1folder 49
Living -- Episode #16 -- "What Price Public Office?", 1948 series 1box 1folder 50
Living -- Episode #17 -- "Primer for Convention Listeners", 1948 series 1box 2folder 1
Living -- Episode #18 -- "Sound Minds, Sound Bodies", 1948 series 1box 2folder 2
Living -- Episode #21 -- "Wisdom In The Streets", 1948 series 1box 2folder 3
Living -- Episode #22 -- "Boxscore On The Olympics", 1948 series 1box 2folder 4
Living -- Episode #23 -- "Atomic Energy Is Your Business", 1948 series 1box 2folder 5
Living -- Episode #32 -- "Hope Alone Is Not Enough", 1948 series 1box 2folder 6
Living -- Episode #40 -- "The Story of the Double-Barred Cross", 1948 series 1box 2folder 7
Living -- Episode #42 -- "The Greatest Christmas Present", 1948 series 1box 2folder 8
Living -- Episode #45 -- "An Investigation Into Congressional Investigations", 1948 series 1box 2folder 9
Living -- Episode #56 -- "Second Class Citizens", 1948 series 1box 2folder 10
Living -- Episode #58 -- "The Ramparts We Watch", 1948 series 1box 2folder 11
Living -- Episode #60 -- "Jerusalem, The Holy City", 1949 series 1box 2folder 12
Living -- Episode #62 -- "Transplanted Children", 1949 series 1box 2folder 13
Living -- Episode #67 -- "The Book of Books", 1949 series 1box 2folder 14
Living -- Episode #68 -- "California 49 to 49", 1949 series 1box 2folder 15
Living -- Episode #73 -- "Uncle Sam At the Doorbell", 1949 series 1box 2folder 16
Living -- Episode #75 -- "As The Twig Is Bent", 1949 series 1box 2folder 17
Living -- Episode #76 -- "The Precious Tide", 1949 series 1box 2folder 18
Living -- Episode #78 -- "They Wage The Peace", 1949 series 1box 2folder 19
Living -- Episode #82 -- "The Fruitful Triangle", 1949 series 1box 2folder 20
Living -- Episode #83 -- "God Helps Those", 1949 series 1box 2folder 21
Living -- Episode #84 -- "The Thankless Harvesters", 1949 series 1box 2folder 22
Living -- Episode #86 -- "Immigrant Citizens", 1949 series 1box 2folder 23
Living -- Episode #87 -- "Punishment Without Crime", 1949 series 1box 2folder 24
Living -- Episode #88 -- "The New Philadelphia Story", 1949 series 1box 2folder 25
Living -- Episode #89 -- "The Golden Door", 1950 series 1box 2folder 26
Living -- Episode #89 -- "The Half-Century of the Child", 1950 series 1box 2folder 27
Living -- Episode #91 -- "Man and the Earth", 1950 series 1box 2folder 28
Living -- Episode #60 -- "Jerusalem, The Holy City", 1950 series 1box 2folder 29
Living -- Episode #93 -- "To Your Health, America!", 1950 series 1box 2folder 30
Living -- Episode #94 -- "Man and the Machine--Part II", 1950 series 1box 2folder 31
Living -- Episode #97 -- "Paths to Plenty", 1950 series 1box 2folder 32
Living -- Episode #104 -- "Hello, Sucker", 1950 series 1box 2folder 33
Living -- Episode #105 -- "Come Out Of The Kitchen", 1950 series 1box 2folder 34
Living -- Episode #106 -- "Borders in the Balance", 1950 series 1box 2folder 35
Living -- Episode #96 -- "The Truth Shall Make Ye Free", 1950 series 1box 2folder 36
Living -- Episode #93 -- "As The Twig Is Bent", 1950 series 1box 2folder 37
Living -- "Uncle Sam Counts Noses", 1950 series 1box 2folder 38
Living -- Episode #91 -- "Stop, Look, Listen -- And Think", 1950 series 1box 2folder 39
Living -- "The Family: A Golden Anniversary", 1950 series 1box 2folder 40
Living -- Episode #90 -- "Man and the Machine", 1950 series 1box 2folder 41
Living -- "The Balance Sheet of Freedom", 1950 series 1box 2folder 42
Living -- "Preamble At Mid-Century", 1950 series 1box 2folder 43
Living -- "Pinpoint on Berlin", 1950 series 1box 2folder 44
Living -- "The Sun Shines Bright", 1950 series 1box 2folder 45
Living -- "On Earth - Peace", 1950 series 1box 2folder 46
Living -- "A Prairie Noel", The People Act, 1950 series 1box 2folder 47
Living -- "Partners in Velvet", The People Act, 1950 series 1box 2folder 48
Living -- "Miracle On the Mount", The People Act, 1950 series 1box 2folder 49
Living -- "Chain of Successes", 1950 series 1box 2folder 50
Living -- Episode#2 -- "Good Health, Good Box Office, All Their Powers, 1951 series 1box 2folder 51
Living -- Episode#3 -- "Health Comes Calling", 1951 series 1box 2folder 52
Living -- Episode#4 -- "Hospitals Join Hands", All Their Powers, 1951 series 1box 2folder 53
Living -- Episode#7 -- "The Women Did It", The People Act, 1951 series 1box 2folder 54
Living -- Episode#8 -- "Crusade In Baltimore", The People Act, 1951 series 1box 2folder 55
Living -- Episode#11 -- "As The Children Go", The People Act, 1951 series 1box 2folder 56
Living -- Episode#12 -- "Red Clay and Team Work", The People Act, 1951 series 1box 2folder 57
Living -- Episode#13 -- "Our Partner: The Public", The People Act, 1951 series 1box 2folder 58
Living -- "The Sylvania Story", The People Act V, 1951 series 1box 2folder 59
Living -- "Toward A Nation In Arms", 1951 series 1box 2folder 60
Living -- "The American Woman, 1951 - By Fire and Fireside", 1951 series 1box 2folder 61
Living -- "The Case of LPV-1", 1951 series 1box 2folder 62
Living -- "Whats Happened to the Horse?", 1951 series 1box 2folder 63
Lux Radio Theatre, Commercials, 1937 series 1box 3folder 1
"Visiting Nurse", 1937-1938 series 1box 3folder 2
"America Grows Up", NBC, 1938 series 1box 3folder 3
"The Adventures of the Little Tin Soldier", 1938 series 1box 3folder 4
Fleischmanns Yeast Program, 1938 series 1box 3folder 5
"Reclamation Bureau - The Human Side of Uncle Sam", The U. S. Dept. of Interior, 1939 series 1box 3folder 6
"Special C & O Canal Program", The U. S. Dept. of Interior, 1939 series 1box 3folder 7
"An American Prayer", The U. S. Dept. of Interior, 1941 series 1box 3folder 8
"And Miners Sing", The U. S. Dept. of Interior, 1945 series 1box 3folder 9
"Americas Responsibilities" -- Episode #4 -- The American Prelude, The U. S. Dept. of Interior series 1box 3folder 10
"The Great Silence", The U. S. Dept. of Interior series 1box 3folder 11
"Judgment Day", National Education Association, 1947 series 1box 3folder 12
"Onward and Upward With the Shortwave", World Security Workshop, 1947 series 1box 3folder 13
"Fish and Wildlife Service", American Wildlife Institute, 1940 series 1box 3folder 14
"Flag Day, 52", ABC, 1952 series 1box 3folder 15
"Mission For Mother", Mutual Broadcasting, 1952 series 1box 3folder 16
"PWA and Education", U. S. Dept. of Interior series 1box 3folder 17
"Cuba, Pearl of the Antilles", ABC, 1952 series 1box 3folder 18
"The Search" -- Episode #2 -- The Endless Frontier, 1952 series 1box 3folder 19
"The 100,000", WNBC & NET, 1954 series 1box 3folder 20
"Out Of This World", undated series 1box 3folder 21
"Rebirth", undated series 1box 3folder 22
"Reba Resolves or Girl Meets Culture", undated series 1box 3folder 23
"One In A Million", undated series 1box 3folder 24
"The 40 Million", The Hidden Villain (Nutrition), undated series 1box 3folder 25
"My Eyes Have Seen", Citizens Welfare Committee, undated series 1box 3folder 26
"Johnny 100,000", ABC, undated series 1box 3folder 27
"The Passing of the Hickory Stick", undated series 1box 3folder 28
"The Problems" -- Episode #1 -- Building For Defense, National Defense Advisory Committee, undated series 1box 3folder 29
"Pharmacy", When I Grow Up, Audition Script, undated series 1box 3folder 30

Series 2: Television Scripts, 1950-1971 (0.75 linear foot)

This series includes scripts from Mr. Hazam's career as a television writer and producer. They include: Battle Report, Washington, (1950-51); March of Medicine, (1950s), The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, II (1953); In Search of Beauty, (undated); The Eternal Harvest, (undated); Projection 58, (1958); Polaris Submarine: Journal of an Undersea Voyage, (1962); Orient Express, (1964); John F. Kennedy Remembered, (1964); Inter-American Highway: Bridge of the Americas, (1965); The National Gallery of Art, (1967); Venice Be Damned, (1971); and, Breakthrough, (undated).

Battle Report, Washington aired on Sunday in Washington, D.C., and was narrated by David Brinkley. This was Brinkley's first exposure to television. According to Hazam, "The purpose of the programs was to report on the Korean War and its related matters." Guests included prominent people of the day, including: Dean Rusk, Dean Acheson, Secretary of State; Steve Early, former FDR press secretary; and John Foster Dulles. Mr. Hazam writes, "The guests prepared their own material, which -- unfortunately -- are seldom included in these scripts which were prepared ahead of time. Many generals and admirals appeared, as did -- on every program -- introducing it, John Steelman, Assistant to Harry S. Truman, President. In retrospect, they provide an unusual mirror of the times."

A description of other television scripts include:

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, television program, NBC, 1953. Script of Act II of the Coronation, and brief description of the TV special. The description also describes other materials relating to the coronation.

March of Medicine, television program series, NBC, 1950s. Three scripts from 1954 to 1956 and descriptive booklet, IMPACT.

In Search of Beauty, (undated) Revised script produced by Alpert Productions for the Institute of Scrap iron and Steel.

The Eternal Harvest, (undated) Script of program for Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel Inc.

Projection 58, NBC, December 29, 1957. Two copies of script of program with Chet Hagan - producer, Lou Hazam - associate producer, Bob Priaulx - director, Chet Huntley - moderator, and featuring Joseph C. Harsch, Irving R. Levine, Lief Eid, Frank Bourgholtzer, Welles Hangen, Edwin Newman, James Robinson, David Brinkley, Martin Agronsky, Robert McCormick and John Chancellor.

Polaris Submarine: Journal of an Undersea Voyage, NBC, December 19, 1962. Final script for program with Hazam as producer, Tom Priestly as director, Eddy Manson as composer and conductor of score, and Martin Agronsky as correspondent.

Orient Express, NBC, January 7, 1964. Script for program with Hazam as producer. Jacques Belasco as composer and conductor of score, and Edwin Newman as correspondent.

John F. Kennedy Remembered, NBC, November 22, 1964. Script for program with Hazam as producer and Frank McGee as narrator, and David Brinkley, Sander Vanocur, Ray Scherer, Edwin Newman and Chet Huntley as correspondents.

Inter-American Highway: Bridge of the Americas, NBC, March 23, 1965. Hazam as producer.

The National Gallery of Art, NBC, November 17, 1967. Hazam as producer, George Kleinsinger as composer and conductor, and featuring the National Gallery Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bales.

Venice Be Damned, NBC, May 21, 1971. One script with Hazam as producer and Jose Ferrer as narrator.

Breakthrough, NBC, (undated) One script with John Chancellor as commentator.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Battle Report, Washington, NBC, 1950-1951 series 2box 3folder 31
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II", NBC, 1953 series 2box 3folder 32
Arthritis & Rheumatism, Progress Report #5, The March of Medicine, 1954 series 2box 3folder 33
We, The Mentally Ill...., The March of Medicine, NBC, 1955 series 2box 3folder 34
Child Behind The Wall, The March of Medicine, NBC, 1956 series 2box 3folder 35
IMPACT - A Photographic Study of The March of Medicine, 1954 series 2box 3folder 36
The Eternal Harvest, Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, 1957 series 2box 3folder 37
Projection 58, NBC, 1957 series 2box 3folder 38
Polaris Submarine: Journal of an Undersea Voyage, NBC, 1962 series 2box 3folder 39
John F. Kennedy Remembered, NBC, 1964 series 2box 3folder 40
Orient Express, NBC, 1964 series 2box 3folder 41
Bridge of the Americas, Inter-American Highway, NBC, 1965 series 2box 3folder 42
The National Gallery of Art, NBC, 1967 series 2box 3folder 43
Venice Be Damned, 1971 series 2box 3folder 44
In Search of Beauty, Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, undated series 2box 3folder 45
Medicine--Shape of the Future, NBC, Breakthrough, undated series 2box 3folder 46
Send Out Thy Light -- Episode #70 -- Let There Be Light, undated series 2box 3folder 47
Miscellaneous - Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) series 2box 3folder 48

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Separated Material

There are five photographs (5) from the collection that are housed with the Library of American Broadcasting photo collection. One transcription disc of the radio program, "An American Prayer," third version, presented by the United States Department of the Interior, is housed with other audio materials in the Library of American Broadcasting. Handwritten on the sleeve of this recording are the words, "About 1944."

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